o-Phenanthroline is a metal chelating agent and a heterocyclic organic compound which acts as a Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor. It is widely used in biochemistry and analytical chemistry due its ability to forms complexes with metal ions. o-Phenanthroline complexes with Fe2+ (not with Fe3+) and serves as a redox indicator in biological studies. It is also used in studying DNA-protein interactions due to its nuclease activity as result of it complex with copper.
Catalog Number: ZXB-08-114
CAS Number: 5144-89-8
Formula: C12H8N2.H2O or C12H10N2O
Molecular Weight: 198.22
PubChem Chemical ID: 21226
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